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Atractus turikensis BARROS, 2000

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAtractus turikensis BARROS 2000
Atractus turikensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 83 
DistributionVenezuela (Zulia: Sierra de Perijá), Colombia (Perijá)

Type locality: Campamento 1800 o Campamento Base Base de Mesa Turik, Sierra de Perijá, Estado Zulia, Venezuela (7°42’50’’ N, 10°24’00’’ W), elevation 1800 m. The coordinates in the paper are aparently wrong as they are in Africa. The correct ones are probably 10°24’00’’ N, 72°42’50’’ W (Anat Feldman, pers. comm., 5 Nov 2013). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MBLUZ R-301 
  • Barros, T. R. 2000. Una nueva especie de Atractus (Serpentes: Colubridae) de la Sierra de Perija, Estado Zulia, Venezuela. Anartia 11:1-10
  • CORREA, ANDRÉS CAMILO MONTES; MIGUEL ARÉVALO-PÁEZ, EFRAÍN RADA-VARGAS, ADOLFO DEL PORTILLO-MOZO, HERNÁN DARÍO GRANDA-RODRÍGUEZ & CARLOS RIVERO-BLANCO 2017. First record of Atractus turikensis (Squamata: Colubridae: Dipsadinae) from the Colombian Perijá highlands Herpetological Bulletin (141): 35-39 - get paper here
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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